For that rare, exotically befuddled species, the purple-crested undecided voter, Mitt Romney has, quite literally, nothing left to offer but more lies. For two years he has promised America what he claimed President Obama wasn't delivering--jobs and recovery--and this morning the Labor Department put a final, definitive stake through the heart of Romney's Biggest Lie: 184,000 private-sector jobs created, 171,000 jobs overall, even though "Analysts had predicted the October jobs number would come in at around 125,000." The new numbers, reports the Washington Post, "sketched a picture of a job market that is gradually gaining momentum after nearly stalling in the spring."
Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics appeared on MSNBC minutes ago, and the motion in his picture was remarkably more than "gradual." He described the recovery in progress as anywhere from "good" to "very good" to, at first blush, an enthusiastic "great." All the private sectors showed healthy gains, he said, but of particular benefit were job gains in construction--yet more evidence of a vastly improving housing market, which, as virtually all mainstream economists are predicting, will take the lead in a full recovery over the next four years.
All of which, as mentioned, leaves Romney with nothing but more lies. But that's OK. They're the only thing he's good at.